Category: In the Garden

How Often Should A Lawn Be Watered?

Proper irrigation can make a big difference in the health of your lawn. Most turfgrasses need about an inch of water a week. Use a rain gauge and monitor the forecast to help determine when to...

What is it? Wednesday

Dog Vomit Slime Mold Dog vomit slime mold is not: from or caused by a dog, actual vomit, slimy, or a fungus! Dog vomit slime mold is not a true fungi but, instead, a single-cell fungus-like organism...

Summersweet

Summer heat and humidity cause folks to think about escaping to swimming pools, lakes, mountain retreats, and beaches. If your home is your sanctuary, then find refuge in your garden with our native...

Mailbox Planters Can Be A Challenge

First impressions are critical when selling a home, and I give credit to the former owners of our house for choosing a rather unique mailbox post. Instead of a traditional post designed to support a...

What is it? Wednesday

Slime Mold Slime molds are not true fungi but, instead, fungus-like organisms that exist in nature as plasmodia. Slime molds grow on, engulf, and absorb their food which consists of decaying organic...

Rusty Spider Wasp

Summer is a time of a lot of insect activity. Some of the best insect theater is fireflies at night and wasps during the day. For example, like an ant dragging another creature three times bigger...

Weed of the Month

Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense) Horsenettle is a Southeastern native, perennial weed and a member of the nightshade or Solanaceae family. The nightshade family also includes tomatoes, peppers,...

Native Grasses

Native grasses are an excellent choice for low-maintenance, attractive, and wildlife-friendly plants to add to your landscape. Their beauty is often more subtle than the color splashes of perennials...

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